Unmerited Grace

"Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him.  And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”   Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.  Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.” 
- Zechariah 3:1-10

"A brand plucked from the fire..."  How amazing is that?  All we see here is Joshua the high priest stand before the Lord, and before Satan even says anything, the Lord rebukes him claiming Joshua for His own.  Now that's being protective!  The father of lies has nothing on our Lord and Savior and we are His simply because He has redeemed us.  When you think about it, it sure does make one wonder how active our resistance to God must be to walk away from the gift of eternal life that he so freely offers.  Amazing...

Join us tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10:00 as we listen to guest speaker, Pastor Ian Hartley speak to us a sermon titled, "Christ's Robe of Righteousness."  Who is not comforted when Pastor Ian speaks! :)



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